Just about everyone knows that tennis bracelets feature an inline string of individually set diamonds. But have you ever wondered how this bracelet got its unusual name? The name is actually tied to a jewelry mishap that involved former professional tennis player Chris Evert. She was wearing an expensive diamond bracelet during a match at the 1987 US Open when the clasp snapped and the bracelet fell off. Evert asked the officials to stop the match until the jewelry could be found, a request that was granted. This incident created quite a stir, so what used to be called “eternity bracelet” has been known as “tennis bracelet” ever since. And in case you wondered, yes, Evert did find her bracelet.
Pictured here is a beautiful vintage platinum 4.5 carat diamond tennis bracelet that is for sale in our Madison, Wisconsin, store. For more information, please contact the Madison store at http://www.pawnamerica.com/locations.cfm.